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by Furrag
Sat Aug 31, 2019 21:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading smart trainer
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: Upgrading smart trainer

Went from my Bkool smart pro this week to a Wahoo Kickr. The Kickr is a bit slower in ERG mode I found in finding the resistance, but during a Zwift race it felt better. Not much difference other than noise and lack of wheel slip. Combining with a rocker plate, I'll be able to stand/or thrash the bi...
by Furrag
Tue May 07, 2019 23:27 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Disc or Rim brake for a new bike ?
Replies: 127
Views: 5699

Re: Disc or Rim brake for a new bike ?

While Alejandrosdog post is generally correct, you have to consider performance. If you're racing, whether it be road bike TT's or road racing, you will want to use deep section wheels. That said, it seems to be commonplace now for everyone to turn up to club runs and training rides on deep wheels n...
by Furrag
Mon Jan 28, 2019 21:18 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2699
Views: 212625

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Cheers chaps. How's a DT Swiss RR511 as an alternative to the XR31T?
by Furrag
Fri Jan 11, 2019 20:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2699
Views: 212625

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Bought a second hand Speed Concept about 4 years ago. Came with a wheelset, DT Swiss 240s hubs, 32 spokes, and a rim with no decals on. The rim is now cracked, so I need to replace it, but I can't ID it. The rim has B41 469 stamped into it beside a spoke hole on the tape side, but there is no positi...
by Furrag
Wed Sep 12, 2018 19:46 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which bike to buy for £5k?
Replies: 48
Views: 3795

Re: Which bike to buy for £5k?

I've built: Colnago C60 (Merlin, £2600 for frameset) Rotor 3D with Power2max - 2nd hand Mavic Cosmic pros - 2nd hand, barely used Dura Ace Di2 - Ebay Finished with Pro Stealth carbon saddle, Zipp SL70 bars, Pro Vibe stem, Look Keo pedals, Jagwire elite brake cables, latex tube etc. £4700 total build...
by Furrag
Thu Aug 30, 2018 23:57 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 8.5Kg Giant Propel or 6.5Kg Ribble SL?
Replies: 51
Views: 3826

Re: 8.5Kg Giant Propel or 6.5Kg Ribble SL?

Have a read of this: https://www.tour-magazin.de/raeder/rennraeder/rad-test-aero-gegen-leichtbau/a45739.html Aero trumps lightweight, especially on UK terrain, when you're putting your nose in the wind. You can quite easily shed KG from a bike. A lightweight ~45mm carbon wheelset with latex tubes, o...
by Furrag
Thu Jul 13, 2017 22:23 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do wheel or rims exist that meet these specs?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Do wheel or rims exist that meet these specs?

I'm only concerned going deeper due to crosswinds. U-shape rims are definitely what I'm looking for (I'd choose Flo over th V-shaped Kinlins), but I didn't want to list that as a requirement as I feared people would be put off recommending wheelset or rims. I have Archetypes on Hope Pro3's as my do-...
by Furrag
Thu Jul 13, 2017 21:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do wheel or rims exist that meet these specs?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Do wheel or rims exist that meet these specs?

Looking for all-round wheels for training and racing, but good in the wet and crosswinds too. Something like the Reynolds Assaults or Zip 303's with alu brake tracks would be perfect, but I can't find any that meet the specs of: <1650g Aluminium brake track 38-42mm rim depth 21mm+ width I've looked ...
by Furrag
Wed Apr 27, 2016 00:22 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bought bike off ebay, has following issues.
Replies: 37
Views: 2216

Re: Bought bike off ebay, has following issues.

- Put a straight edge against the rim. If you can see space between the straight edge and the rim (so the rim is concave), the surface is worn. It'll need replacing, but not necessarily right away. - Tyres pick up gashes easily. Par for the course on our gravel roads - Seatposts don't 'wear' per se....
by Furrag
Sat Dec 12, 2015 18:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Glasses that don't fog
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Glasses that don't fog

Slowmart wrote:An old trick from my motorbike days was to dilute some washing up liquid with water and apply the liquid to the inside of the glasses and leave to dry.

Cheap and effective.

+1
by Furrag
Fri Jul 26, 2013 15:02 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Richmond Park 3-lap Challenge 2013
Replies: 172
Views: 13614

Re: Richmond Park 3-lap Challenge 2013

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by Furrag
Thu Jul 18, 2013 15:05 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: TDF 2013 Stage 18 L'Alpe d'Huez *Spoilers*
Replies: 1443
Views: 18093

Re: TDF 2013 Stage 18 L'Alpe d'Huez *Spoilers*

Sooooooooooo Froome and Porte are able to chat and have a little bit of fun while everyone else is struggling hard :roll: x1000 ZERO CLASS from these douche bags. The way Porte recovers time and again is ridiculous. Bertie going backwards, now he's on a bike that's of the UCI legal weight. :lol:
by Furrag
Sat Jul 13, 2013 19:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What wheels for < £250?
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: What wheels for < £250?

So far I quite like the Fulcrum Quattros, as they are aero at 35mm and are fairly light at 1710g for the pair. Does any one have any other recommendations etc. http://www.stradawheels.co.uk/shop/velocity-a23-wheelset/ £295 - £408?? OP wants <£250. Yes, and the OP should seriously consider extending...
by Furrag
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What wheels for < £250?
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: What wheels for < £250?

NITR8s wrote:So far I quite like the Fulcrum Quattros, as they are aero at 35mm and are fairly light at 1710g for the pair.

Does any one have any other recommendations etc.

http://www.stradawheels.co.uk/shop/velo ... -wheelset/
by Furrag
Sun Jun 30, 2013 23:04 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Richmond Park TT roll call
Replies: 148
Views: 6408

Re: Richmond Park TT roll call

Il Principe wrote:Well done to everyone, but 'Chapeau' to Gareth (whose time in the Road Cat was so quick only 4 of the TT cat went faster!)

Cheers bud! Surprised myself with such a good time.

Looking forward to photos of the event.

//
G
by Furrag
Wed Jun 19, 2013 20:08 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon AL Anodised Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Canyon AL Anodised Frame

They ding and dent VERY easily.
by Furrag
Mon Apr 15, 2013 18:42 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Look Keo blade - replacement blades?
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Look Keo blade - replacement blades?

I see Ribble have them out of stock on their website, but does anyone know where else sells the replacement (12nm) blade? Mine's in an arc and has lost its tension considerably.
by Furrag
Mon Apr 08, 2013 23:00 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Sports massage vs regular massage
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: Sports massage vs regular massage

Deep tissue happy endings from sports masseuses hurt a lot more.
by Furrag
Fri Mar 22, 2013 18:10 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Improving top end power
Replies: 26
Views: 1273

Re: Improving top end power

Tom Dean wrote:What does Furrrag advise if both legs are equally crap?

Golf.

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